Dennis J. McCarthy
1951 - 2021
BORN
1951
DIED
2021
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Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. - White Oak
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, PA
Dennis John McCarthy, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. He was born May 28, 1951, in McKeesport, and was the son of the late John F. and Fanica (Mihaljevic) McCarthy. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and was a retired teacher from the Norwin School District where he taught at the elementary and intermediate schools. He graduated from California State College and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the National Educational Association and the 3FE Toyota Land Cruiser organization. Denny's most-loved hobbies included camping with his family, traveling North America and Ireland, making home-cooked meals, working with his hands and "pinching pennies but buying a Lexus." Arguably, his favorite pastime was stirring the pot, and his ornery laugh will be missed by all his friends and family. Through all of his life, he met many struggles but never let them hold him back. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Ann (Ayres) McCarthy; daughter, Sara (Matt) Holmes; son, Paul (Julie) McCarthy, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Madelaine Holmes, Ronan, Maeve and Toms McCarthy; sisters, Claire (Joe) Strouse, of Williamsport, Patricia McCarthy, of New Market, N.H., and Jacqueline (John) Kittel, of Spokane, Wash.; brother, Paul (Madeline) McCarthy, of White Oak; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanne McCarthy, who passed away on Oct. 11, 2021. He will be greatly missed by all. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 412-672-6322, Troy J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Published by Tribune Review on Nov. 24, 2021.
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Denny taught in the same hallway as me (and we shared students) at Hillcrest Intermediate during the last segment of his long teaching career. Wow, “ornery laugh” is a perfect description! Our shared sense of just enough sarcasm for students and colleagues made working together really enjoyable.
J D
Teacher
November 25, 2021
I am so sorry to hear this news. Dennis and Pat have been long-time friends. Dennis was a groomsman at our wedding in 1972. Deepest sympathies to Pat and Dennis’s entire family. May God bless you and guide you through these most difficult times.
Bonnie OShell
Friend
November 24, 2021
Dad was a wonderful person. He always cared for everyone and would always try to help everyone. Dad seriously had a heart of gold. I will miss Dad so much and love him so much. He is a mentor loved teaching history and science. He always took great care of his family. Dad is what a father a husband and a grandpa should be just an all out wonderful human being. He had a great personality always smiling and staying positive no matter what. He is truly loved by the whole family he was just so special words can't explain. Dad is a inspiration to us all and from day 1 I first met Dad I can tell he was a wonderful person.Dad you will forever be in our heart and soul forever weyou Dad so much you were always the rock of the family and you will be missed by all of us forever.
Matt Holmes
Family
November 24, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Rose Ann Kwiecinski
November 23, 2021
Dear McCarthy family, Our love and prayers are with all of you. We will always remember Denny and all the great times we shared. His sense of humor was incredible. We shared so many great memories. Rest in peace my friend. Faith and Bob
bob kerr
Neighbor
November 23, 2021
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